Suspended police chief to fight call for resignation in the High Court

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South Yorkshire’s suspended Police Chief David Crompton will fight in the High Court to keep his job after a call for his resignation by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Crompton, suspended over remarks he made following the end of the Hillsborough inquests, was today told he should resign by the PCC Alan Billings.

Dr Billings said that Mr Crompton’s statement after Hillsborough “Sought to justify the questions asked at the inquests”.

He went on to ask for Chief Constable David Crompton to resign with immediate effect in an announcement today.

But Mr Crompton, in a statement issued by his lawyers, said: “I believe the use of section 38 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, by the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, to be fundamentally wrong and I will shortly be commencing judicial review proceedings in the High Court in order to challenge him.”